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Fire & Ash

By Jonathan Maberry
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1442439947
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 874
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In the gripping conclusion to the action-packed “standard bearer” (Booklist) of zombie series, the threat of death is given new life. Benny Imura and his friends have found the jet and Sanctuary—but neither is what they expected. Instead of a refuge, Sanctuary is a hospice, and the soldiers who flew the plane seem to be little more than bureaucrats who have given up hope for civilization’s future. With Chong hovering between life and death, clinging to his humanity by a thread, Benny makes a startling discovery: A scientist may have discovered a cure for the zombie plague. Desperate to save Chong, Benny and his friends mount a search and rescue mission. But they’re not the only ones on the hunt. The reapers are after the cure too, and they want to use it turn all the zombies into superfast shock troops—and wipe humanity off the face of the earth. In this riveting conclusion to the Rot & Ruin series, the battle to end all battles is just beginning.

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The crackling of birch, the sizzle of the pot and the scent of wood smoke in the air the relaxed style that typifies Scandinavian open-fire cooking is explored in this cool new cookbook from Michelin-starred chef, Niklas Ekstedt, who is famed for cooking over wood only. This innovative selection of recipes highlights the best of modern Nordic food, themed around ancient cooking methods. Fire pits are easy and affordable to source, even portable types are available for those with limited outdoor space, and wood is re-emerging as a fuel source. Considering how little specialist equipment is required, the flavours achievable with this back to basics method of cooking are outstanding. Niklas book naturally features plenty of fire-building tips, aromatic smoking recipes, pickling and preserving techniques, but he doesn t expect you to go foraging for ingredients or to give up cooking in a traditional kitchen a cast iron skillet over a gas flame will produce similar results. Easy to find ingredients mix with easy cooking techniques to produce delicious family feasts and food for sharing. From simple ember-baked salmon with cucumber and fennel, to flame-roasted celeriac with brown butter and hazlenuts, to a Skånsk apple pie, this is food to excite the appetite of the modern cook and inspire your next family or party gathering.

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  • File Pdf: the-role-of-fire-in-mediterranean-type-ecosystems.pdf

Book Summary:

Fire has been recognized as a vital agent influencing the diversity and vigor of landscapes. It is particularly important in Mediterranean ecosystems, such as those of California. This book is of interest to ecologists, policy makers, and land managers.

All Fired Up (Pokémon Classic Chapter Book #14)

By Jennifer Johnson,Jennifer L. Johnson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Isbn : 1338800892
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 914
  • File Pdf: all-fired-up.pdf

Book Summary:

Catch this action-packed adventure about Ash, Pikachu, and their friends! This chapter book features classic characters featured on Netflix and in Pokémon Go. Ash wants to be a great Pokémon Trainer. But sometimes Trainers have to make big sacrifices. Charizard can only get stronger if it leaves Ash -- forever. But that means Ash has no Fire-type Pokémon at all. Have his dreams of becoming a Pokémon Master gone up in flames? This chapter book is based on a thrilling storyline from the top-rated animated series now on Netflix. Black-and-white illustrations throughout.

The Orb of Azcera

By Tony Van Sant
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Isbn : 9781449066376
  • Pages : 636
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 687
  • File Pdf: the-orb-of-azcera.pdf

Book Summary:

When Agostine Brynn, a knight of King Gamaeon's army, embarks on a quest to kill the dragon that has been terrorizing his Kingdom, he unknowingly alters the fate of a galaxy he has no idea even exists. From the dragon's remains, the King's sorcerers construct a magic weapon - an orb - that will serve to protect Agostine's homeland from harm. When the orb's power proves too much for King Gamaeon to handle however, it is up to Agostine to set things right. In the conflict that follows, the orb mysteriously vanishes from all known existence, not to resurface again until generations later. The worlds of Medieval Fantasy and Futuristic Science Fiction collide when the mystic orb is finally unearthed after thousands of years in hiding. Lieutenant Cale Tanner and his Special Ops team quickly discover the all-powerful nature of the mysterious orb after failing in their attempt to arrest its bearer, the renegade General Thadeon Marloc. It does not take long before Marloc uses his newly acquired omnipotence to rise up against the galaxy's governing power. In order to restore hope for themselves and their people, Cale and his Operatives must unlock the secrets of a world long since forgotten. What they discover defies all practical logic, and soon the lines between history and legend, between facts and myth, are quickly blurred. The Orb of Azcera follows an ensemble cast of heroes and villains through past and present as two seemingly separate time periods are suddenly and violently thrust together in a battle for ultimate supremacy.

Common Magick

By A.C. Fisher Aldag
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Isbn : 0738763225
  • Pages : 312
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 135
  • File Pdf: common-magick.pdf

Book Summary:

Discover the Folk Magick of the British Isles A Showcase of Spells, Lore, and the Origins of Magickal Practices Join author A.C. Fisher Aldag as she explores the folk magick of the British Isles. With fascinating descriptions of traditional lore, stories, and simple spells, Common Magick is a perfect resource for understanding these well-loved magickal practices. This book reveals why folk magick works and shares deep knowledge of magickal timing, sigils, crafts, tools, and more. You will discover what it's like to work with nature spirits, fairies, deities, and energy beings as well as herbs, crystals, divination, and even folkplays and magickal dances. Whether you are just curious or you want to enhance your own practice, Common Magick provides a window into folk magick traditions from Cornwall, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the North of France. The authentic practices discussed within these pages will give you a new appreciation for the roots of superstitions and the enduring nature of magick.

Bone Jack

By Sara Crowe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0698409728
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 370
  • File Pdf: bone-jack.pdf

Book Summary:

A haunting story of magic and myth, of one boy caught between worlds, and of the lengths he will travel to save those he loves. "Dark, magical, and mysterious, Bone Jack captured me and carried me away." —Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal-winning author of When You Reach Me and Goodbye Stranger Times have been tough for Ash lately, and all he wants is for everything to go back to the way it used to be. Back before drought ruined the land and disease killed off the livestock. Before Ash’s father went off to war and returned carrying psychological scars. Before his best friend, Mark, started acting strangely. As Ash trains for his town’s annual Stag Chase—a race rooted in violent, ancient lore—he’s certain that if he can win and make his father proud, life will return to normal. But the line between reality and illusion is rapidly blurring, and the past has a way of threatening the present. When a run in the mountains brings Ash face-to-face with Bone Jack—a figure that guards the boundary between the living world and the dead—everything changes once more. As dark energies take root and the world as he knows it is upended, it’s up to Ash to restore things to their proper order and literally run for his life. Praise for Bone Jack: A 2015 Carnegie Medal nominee A 2015 Branford Boase Award nominee "Though this might seem like justanother ghost story, there’s subtle depth here, too, and teen fans of both horror and literary fiction will findlots to like." —Booklist "Crowe is a masterly storyteller whose lyrical prose will enthrall young readers. A page-turning and atmospheric offering for middle graders who crave dark fantasy." —School Library Journal "Crowe is particularly effective in evoking the sensory elements of the natural world...eminiscent of David Almond’s work in its sensuality and mysticism." —Horn Book "British author Crowe crafts a tense, atmospheric tale steeped in folklore, where the setting itself comes alive. It’s a quick but memorable read, and a fascinating take on the power of belief and healing." —Publishers Weekly "The action scenes around the chase itself are gripping, with lots of high drama and no guaranteed happy outcome. What’s even more memorable, however, is the lingering feeling of loss that shapes so many lives in this British import; plenty of real-life monsters like war, depression, and isolation haunt people as much as ghostly hound boys." —BCCB "[P]owerful and beguiling." —Telegraph "A lovely, eerie adventure, balancing the ancient magic with Ash's very real character growth." —Kirkus Reviews

Natural Hazard Uncertainty Assessment

By Karin Riley,Peter Webley,Matthew Thompson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119028094
  • Pages : 360
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 220
  • File Pdf: natural-hazard-uncertainty-assessment.pdf

Book Summary:

Uncertainties are pervasive in natural hazards, and it is crucial to develop robust and meaningful approaches to characterize and communicate uncertainties to inform modeling efforts. In this monograph we provide a broad, cross-disciplinary overview of issues relating to uncertainties faced in natural hazard and risk assessment. We introduce some basic tenets of uncertainty analysis, discuss issues related to communication and decision support, and offer numerous examples of analyses and modeling approaches that vary by context and scope. Contributors include scientists from across the full breath of the natural hazard scientific community, from those in real-time analysis of natural hazards to those in the research community from academia and government. Key themes and highlights include: Substantial breadth and depth of analysis in terms of the types of natural hazards addressed, the disciplinary perspectives represented, and the number of studies included Targeted, application-centered analyses with a focus on development and use of modeling techniques to address various sources of uncertainty Emphasis on the impacts of climate change on natural hazard processes and outcomes Recommendations for cross-disciplinary and science transfer across natural hazard sciences This volume will be an excellent resource for those interested in the current work on uncertainty classification/quantification and will document common and emergent research themes to allow all to learn from each other and build a more connected but still diverse and ever growing community of scientists. Read an interview with the editors to find out more:

Shadow of a Slave

By Saffron Bryant,S.J. Bryant
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Saffron Bryant
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 460
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 612
  • File Pdf: shadow-of-a-slave.pdf

Book Summary:

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Environmental Geomorphology and Landscape Conservation

By Donald R. Coates
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000046591
  • Pages : 494
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 600
  • File Pdf: environmental-geomorphology-and-landscape-conservation.pdf

Book Summary:

This book, first published in 1973, focuses on non-urban terrain, and presents a uniquely balanced historical treatment of both the land degradation induced by man and his efforts at conservation, preservation and reclamation.

Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy Book 3)

By Sarah Rees Brennan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0375979964
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 450
  • File Pdf: unmade.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times bestselling author Sarah Rees Brennan brings the Lynburn Legacy—her modern, magical twist on the Gothic romance and girl-detective genres—to a surprising and satisfying conclusion. Perfect for fans of the Beautiful Creatures and the Mortal Instruments series. Who will be the sacrifice? Kami is linked to two boys. One through a strong magical bond, and the other through unforgettable love. With Jared missing for months and presumed dead, Kami must rely on her link with Ash for the strength to face the evil spreading through her town. Working with her friends, Kami uncovers a secret that might be the key to saving the town. But with knowledge comes responsibility—and a painful choice. A choice that will risk not only Kami’s life, but also the lives of those she loves most. As coauthor with Cassandra Clare of the bestselling Bane Chronicles, Sarah Rees Brennan has mastered the art of the page-turner. A strong example of diversity in YA, the Lynburn Legacy not only introduces Kami Glass, a half-Japanese teen, but also includes an LGBTQ romance as one of the subplots. “A sparkling fantasy that will make you laugh and break your heart.” —Cassandra Clare, New York Times bestselling author “A darkly funny, deliciously thrilling Gothic.” —Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author “Readers will laugh, shiver, and maybe even swoon over this modern Gothic novel.” —Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author “Breathtaking—a compulsive, rocketing read.” —Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author “Captures the reader with true magic.”—Esther Friesner, author of Deception’s Princess “A laugh-out-loud delight.” —Publishers Weekly

Soil Magnetism

By Neli Jordanova
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Isbn : 0128094958
  • Pages : 466
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 294
  • File Pdf: soil-magnetism.pdf

Book Summary:

Soil Magnetism: Applications in Pedology, Environmental Science and Agriculture provides a systematic, comparative, and detailed overview of the magnetic characterization of the major soil units and the observed general relationships, possibilities, and perspectives in application of rock magnetic methods in soil science, agriculture, and beyond. Part I covers detailed magnetic and geochemical characterization of major soil types according to the FAO classification system, with Part II covering the mapping of topsoil magnetic signatures on the basis of soil magnetic characteristics. The book concludes with practical examples on the application of magnetic methods in environmental science, agriculture, soil pollution, and paleoclimate. Provides an overview of the major findings of uncontaminated soil profiles and proposes a system of magnetic characteristics Elucidates the relationship between geochemical and magnetic characteristics of different soil types, providing a basis for wider recognition and application of soil magnetism in classical pedagogical characterization of soils Covers the peculiarities of the main taxonomic soil groups in terms of magnetic mineralogy and depth variations in concentration, grain size, and phase composition of iron oxides

New and Collected Stories

By Alan Sillitoe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 150403502X
  • Pages : 614
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 632
  • File Pdf: new-and-collected-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

Over forty short stories spanning the career of England’s most acclaimed postwar writer—including the iconic “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner.” This comprehensive collection of short fiction from bestselling British author Alan Sillitoe mixes aggression with humor, and common working-class men with extraordinary twists of fate. It compiles works selected from the master storyteller’s bestselling books, including The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner; The Ragman’s Daughter; Guzman, Go Home; Men, Women and Children; and The Second Chance. Several previously unpublished works are also included. In the title story from The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner—which was adapted for film in 1962—a seventeen-year-old inmate in a juvenile detention center must make a difficult life choice. Should he strive to win the national long-distance running competition as everyone is counting on him to do, or should he refuse to vindicate the very system and society that has locked him up? The titular piece from The Ragman’s Daughter is a lively and poignant narrative about an eighteen-year-old thief named Tony and his new girlfriend, Doris, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a well-to-do scrap dealer. The couple embarks on a wild robbery spree, but after a raid on a shoe shop goes absurdly wrong, Tony ends up behind bars and Doris remains free—but suffers a dark destiny. A standout tale from Guzman, Go Home, “Revenge” details the dangerously tumultuous marriage between factory foreman Richard and his ornery wife, Caroline. “Mimic,” from the previously collected Men, Women and Children, takes place in the mind of a nameless hero who is locked away in an asylum—a man who uses the art of mimicry to escape reality and avoid being himself. And in “No Name in the Street,” from The Second Chance, an ex-miner who ekes out a living collecting social security and hunting for golf balls, moves in with a woman who has indoor plumbing—but his dog refuses to go along with the plan. This essential collection reveals the power and timelessness of Sillitoe’s short fiction. Called “a master of the short story” by the Times, the author portrays the complex ethos and pathos of working-class life.